Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution!

  By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member  Over 4,000 years ago, ancient Babylonians started New Year’s resolutions. I wonder if they were successful to keep their promises all through the year! In our current world, only 8% of people actually keep those New Year’s resolutions. Let’s find out how we can be successful throughout the whole year.   It’s always a good move to keep your New Year’s resolutions … Continue reading Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution!

Elder Law of Michigan – December Holiday Closing

Elder Law of Michigan’s Lansing and Detroit offices will be closed, Monday, December 24, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for our staff to spend time with their families and friends during the holiday season. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan – December Holiday Closing

Grandparents and Scams

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist  What do grandparents and the holidays have in common? The spirit of giving. Unfortunately, scammers exploit this trait and financially ruin lives. Stories to trick a person into giving money vary widely, from a supposed grandchild being in jail to scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Services or Social Security Administration.   A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), research indicates that in 2018, people age 70 and over, sent … Continue reading Grandparents and Scams

Michigan Combined Application Project ( MiCAP) – Policy Change Effective 1/1/2019

By Darling Garcia, Director of Community Services The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved the Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP). MiCAP is a Food Assistance demonstration project which provides a series of waivers that allows Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to issue Food Assistance Program (FAP) benefits to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) individuals who qualify for this program. MiCAP is administered … Continue reading Michigan Combined Application Project ( MiCAP) – Policy Change Effective 1/1/2019

Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist Now that you’ve given thanks and found great deals during the universally celebrated shopping days of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, it’s time to turn your attention to giving back. Tomorrow we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media. It’s one of the best ways to get involved in your community and your favorite charities. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, donors, … Continue reading Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Five Ways to Avoid Financial Stress This Thanksgiving

Via Center for Financial Health By Denise Keiser Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can blow your budget right out of the water.  From the additional food and beverage cost to table decorations, holiday gatherings often cause undue financial stress.  So how can you prevent financial stress this Thanksgiving?  First, the most expensive part of holiday gatherings is overspending – spending more money on the gathering than we plan to spend.  Start your holiday season … Continue reading Five Ways to Avoid Financial Stress This Thanksgiving

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Denise Keiser

By Michelle Jackson, Economic Security Team Member Denise Keiser is a Fund Development Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan. Denise is also the Executive Director for Center for Financial Health, a Lansing based nonprofit organization that inspires a lifelong commitment to financial wellness. Denise feels very strongly about empowering individuals of all ages with the wisdom they need to make positive life changing financial decisions, taking … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Denise Keiser